Nokia Calling All Innovators (CAI) Competition

One of the exclusive Nokia’s market research revealed that Pakistani Software Applications Industry possesses a huge potential and growth prospects and its local developers can do wonders in the industry if their exceptional piece of work is put forward at the global level. Thus, to recognize and promote the creative excellence of Pakistani developers, Nokia offers an excellent opportunity for them to participate in the globally launched, Nokia Calling All Innovators (CAI) competition by submitting their applications now and win the exciting rewards.

CAI competition is open to anyone in Pakistan with bold ideas and tremendous talent.  Whether it is someone new to mobile or an experienced coder, Nokia is offering new opportunities for local developers to grow their business.  The competition challenges mobile and web application developers to submit entries for locally relevant content in English or Urdu in any of these four categories; Eco/Being Green, Entertainment, Productivity and Life Improvement. Details about each of these categories are available here

Talking about launch of Calling All Innovators Competition in Pakistan, Nauman Durrani, Services Manager, Nokia Pakistan & Afghanistan said, “We are very excited to bring Calling All Innovators Competition to Pakistan this year. There are some highly talented web developers in Pakistan and Nokia Calling All Innovators Competition will give them a great opportunity to inspire people all over the world with their creative ideas. Nokia Pakistan has high hopes from Pakistani developers and we are certain to receive some really wonderful applications”.

Submission deadline is 18 May 2010, with finalist being announced in June 2010 and winners being announced in September 2010. All eligible entries received will be judged by the sponsor and industry experts. Criteria for choosing the winner include quality and functionality; uniqueness and innovativeness; usability and creativity; and ability to fulfil users’ needs in terms of relevancy and customer adoption.

Grand prize winner will receive a special prize of 1,000,000/- PKR in cash; “spotlight” placement featuring the winning application for 4 weeks on the top page of Nokia’s Ovi Store; and paid travel and accommodation to demo the winning application at a Nokia specified event.  The winning application will also be reviewed by Nokia for possible preload on future Nokia devices. Additionally, two runners-up will get 500,000/- PKR in cash and 300,000/- PKR in cash respectively; and “spotlight” placement featuring the winning application for 3 weeks on a relevant category page on Nokia’s Ovi Store. The winners in all four applications categories will also receive a one-year membership in Forum Nokia Launchpad, which is designed to accelerate mobile application development and elevate your business visibility in the mobile world.

More information about Nokia’s Calling All Innovators Pakistan, including how to submit an application and complete contest rules and requirements can be found online here.

Via Converge Weekly

19 Comments so far

  1. balma on March 29th, 2010 @ 6:10 pm

    Duss Laakh, I hope people at NED and Karachi University are watching the space!
    Great idea, by the way.

  2. headmaster on March 31st, 2010 @ 10:46 pm

    great idea as long as it is not open fr the general ones.
    only the ones having a little bit of idea factory inside the head will be catrd. i realy do hope sooo.

    i had lately been to EXPO center. there i was hoping to be a part of a world record..
    2000 men shaving under a same roof.
    they gave off some free razors and shaving gel.
    and just after people had “lunch”, because of the “regained stamina” they started more of a chaos thing.
    in the end no record set or broken.
    i must add that the record is owned by India.
    the volunteers even begged to show some patriotism .
    but sieghs!!!

  3. balma on March 31st, 2010 @ 11:00 pm

    wait a minute headmaster jee, I thought that nifaaq-ul-madaaris’ top ghundaas had forced cancellation of this event?
    Kyaa baat kar rahae ho babvaa?

  4. balma on March 31st, 2010 @ 11:02 pm

    ACtually, both Pakistan and India could benefit from shaves. Ghundaas, Daakoos, rapists, and rif-raf on both sides have ugly beards. Shareef people on both side should be encouraged to shave. India’s record in this sense is a victory for Pakistan too.

  5. Adnan Siddiqi (unregistered) on March 31st, 2010 @ 11:02 pm


    I believe that Pakistanis have enough talent to beat India in the field of IT and other Science fields rather than exposing their body parts for shave.

  6. headmaster on March 31st, 2010 @ 11:04 pm

    i admit thts true mastur
    but u took me wrong
    shaving no shaving isnt the isseu i am talking about

  7. headmaster on March 31st, 2010 @ 11:05 pm

    i dont have ay concerns with that..
    and hell yes we have got talent

  8. headmaster on March 31st, 2010 @ 11:06 pm

    a dirty fish makes the whole pond dirty..
    i am talking about the way boys of my age were acting like
    i was so much depressed.

  9. headmaster on March 31st, 2010 @ 11:09 pm


    dude i was there , saw the whole thing.
    i am trying to piont out the unsincerity of the young generation towards my WATAN PAKISTAN.
    (not talking about beating the damned record DAH!!!)
    agr bdtmizi main dimgh lga skty ho to positivity main lgao!!!

    and by the way . all to molvi bhais were outside protesting.
    they wernt permitted to enter.

  10. balma on April 1st, 2010 @ 1:38 am

    I hate to burst your bubble, Adnan boy.

    Pakistanis can not beat Indians in IT or in Maths and Engineering.
    We don’t have right number of right type of schools and the luggan for education or positive things, as MasterJee mentioned.

    On the other hand, we have all the energies in the world to protest shaving contests or new year parties at hotels.

    Nifaaq-ul-madaaris is one piece of shit organization.
    Paasbaan is another idiotic organization that wastes the talent of non-madrasah students on such ghunda gardee issues.

    Altaf Shakoor was a jamatee from his NED days, but he has turned into a full fledged mob leader now.

    But, to be honest all politcal parties student wings are waste of time and should be curtailed.

    Wait a minute Master Jee: What parts were our young boys exposing for the shave? On second thought, please don’t tell me. I don’t want to throw up!

  11. headmaster on April 1st, 2010 @ 11:13 am

    they were obviously shaving their darhis and mounchs.
    for the second time i am telling you that the molvi group was standing outside.
    problem started within the “shaving arena”…
    i have a video of the event.
    further more i agree that we have a lot of way to go in the field of IT, Maths and Sciences. But you must agree with me that we have got immense talent if put the right way. India is ahead of us, and there is no argument in accepting so…

  12. headmaster on April 1st, 2010 @ 11:16 am

    and its Headmaster.
    blog here buddy. why playing “look i just MOCKED the guy’s username” game??

    got ya

  13. headmaster on April 1st, 2010 @ 11:22 am

    well i do hope that the event launched by Nokia will help the people having ideas to come forward and express themselves! its a great platform. the oppurtunity must not be wasted.

  14. fasee on April 1st, 2010 @ 1:29 pm

    agree wid you balam on this.

    unaware people full of out of place ego…..dont know where they stand.

    most of our professionals are cut and paste type….be it our architects, media , events, actors….sab copy paste hai

    so is our programmers.

    per phir bhi sahaba…ik muslaman 10 hindu pe bhari hai.

    yeh mentality

    shair kehtahai

    “jindagi jhund mein”
    “phir bhi ghumand mein”

    wah bhai wah

  15. Adnan (unregistered) on April 1st, 2010 @ 8:22 pm

    Balma Mouth COmmando you also claim to be former NEDian but you re not better than your comptetitor,Jamati Altaf Shakoor.

    Even your half Brother Zaid Hamid is an Nedian but he is also mouth commando like you.

  16. balma on April 1st, 2010 @ 10:32 pm

    Adnan, I am not an NEDian! or KUian for that matter.

  17. prait-atma (unregistered) on April 1st, 2010 @ 11:50 pm

    @ balma

    so you are a proud dar-ul-alom-ien are you

  18. balma on April 3rd, 2010 @ 9:42 am

    Which daar-ul-uloom, pajaamay?

    Yes, I was educated at a daar-ul-uloom of international repute and spent almost half my life there….and I am old….so that says a lot!
    I am not an allama for no reason!

  19. Prait-Atma (unregistered) on April 3rd, 2010 @ 12:51 pm

    @ Balma,

    sir jee, jahan-panha, zill-e-subhani…me tu aap ka alma matter kiy apooch liya aap tu hathaay say ukhaar gai….aaagr aap se aap ki umer pochnay ki gustakhi ker leta tu aap tu mujhay hathi ke paon talay kuchalwa ke dum letay…..ya us keemay ki seekh kabab lagwa ke awam me mufat takseem kerwatay.

    by the way….pajama ke size pe mut jaiyoo….pajama chota hu ya bara..pajama pajama hota hai…samjhi sarkar.

    mana ke peelay sakool ki pedawar hain…per adhi jindagi hum ne bhi imported dar-ul-uloom me kaali ki hai….

    so sir…kuch ij’jat ke hum bhi hakdar theray..agar yehi paimana-e-hasool-e-ij’jaat mukakr hai zamanay mein

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